Borderlands 3 carries forward many of the things that made the first two games special

Borderlands 3 is a welcome return to form for the franchise. The game reunites fans with the core group of memorable main characters from the first two games and delivers the mayhem-heavy loot-shooter experience that the series is known for.

Daemon X Machina manages surprising variety in its missions games

Daemon X Machina is fundamentally about the satisfaction of making small adjustments to tackle a much larger problem. Faced with a quadrupedal robot the size of a city park, do you focus on defense to outlast it, or offense to

Sparklite sees a world where constant earthquakes shake up environments

Sparklite sees a world where constant earthquakes shake up environments and the only true refuge is in the sky. Everytime you drop to the world below it’s both familiar and different; the environments are made up of different tiles, and

Kingdom Under Fire 2 was a mixed bag of loot, quest mentality of the RPG game design

The Kingdom Under Fire series experienced a renaissance with the release of the excellent Crusaders on the Xbox in 2004, and Circle of Doom takes even more chances with the franchise. Unlike its predecessors, though, the game eschews strategy elements

Dauntless’ design of being able to jump into a quick 4-player collaborative team-up

Dauntless brims with energy. It’s in everything from the exuberant use of color to the larger-than-life Behemoths with cheeky nods to the developer’s Canadian roots. Monster Hunter: World’s high-realism design almost feels grimdark in comparison to the Shattered Isles’ Crayola

Blacksad Under the Skin happens within the pause menu

Blacksad: Under the Skin happens within the pause menu. Specifically, the menu option called “Progress.” Here you can browse a comic book that tells the story so far, its speech bubbles and illustrated frames altered to reflect the choices you’ve

Shovel Knight King of Cards acts as a prequel to the events of the original game

Shovel Knight expansion, feels almost like a full-blown sequel. Starring the memorable King Knight, it harkens back to the gameplay of the original Shovel Knight adventure in both structure and execution. It’s filled to the brim with varied and challenging

Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition brings a classic game to a more modern

Neverwinter Nights, Hordes of the Underdark is the second expansion pack for BioWare’s popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The original was a combination of a single-player role-playing game, an editing tool to create your own custom adventures, and a

Tiny Metal Full Metal Rumble is an Advance War inspired turn-based tactics game

Tiny Metal launched on Switch in late 2017, two prominent games have come close to muscling in on its turf. Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be going more medieval, but Chucklefish’s Wargroove is the more obvious comparison in the genre

Jurassic World Evolution has all the ingredients to keep a player engaged but seems stuck

Jurassic World Evolution reinforces these associations with its take on dino-park management, and all the good and bad that comes with such a brazen endeavor. It can be a bit clumsy at times, but Evolution ultimately finds a comfortable middle

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